Hi there, my name is Helios! I'm an young self-taught artist, writer, and plushie maker logging my adventures in life here! I hope you enjoy my blogs and may you have a good day or night! | 22 | Trans Male | He/Him
🎨 Artfol finally came out and I'm so happy!
🎨 If you don't know what Artfol is, it's a social networking app for artists! It's like Instagram, but there are no shitty algorithms, no popularity contests to get your art seen, and it's such a nice app so far!
🎨 Right now it's kinda slow because they just officially released the app and they're getting lots of new users, but I love this app so far!
🎨 If you have an account, I'm KingHelios33 on there! :Dkinghelios33
Right now they only have an app, but according to this webpage they have, they're also working on a PC version! But the app is running pretty well so far! :D
The Squad Grows!
🔴 I've had my Apex figures of Wraith, Bloodhound, and Pathfinder for a while, and I got Octane yesterday! Revenant's also getting here today, so the squad is growing! When I get my Mirage one too, I'll have two full squads!
🔴 I love Apex Legends so much, these toys make me so happy. ;-;kinghelios33
💀 Update, lads and gaymers:
💀 He Has Arrived
💀 Now, to wait for Mirage!
🧡 Another update, lads:
gonna try to start posting some stuff about my (various) ocs 😳
ill try to draw some new refs for them as well since a lot of them haven't had their references updated in literal years asjdnlajsj wish me luck-
helios idk how you do it teach me your ways LMAOkinghelios33
LMAO I shall send lots of motivation and all my good vibes your way, Cy!
I honestly don't know how I do it either LOL.
🏆 I got my 8th ever win in Apex Legends today and I'm so happy!
🏆 I had a Flatline and a P2020 but I only used my P2020 since I can't compensate for the Flatline's recoil very well. I got four kills! My teammates got 8 and 5 kills and I'm just so happy!
🏆 I may not be the best at Apex Legends, but I'm doing my best and slowly getting better, and that makes me happy!kinghelios33
✏️ I'm probably gonna draw some doodles based on the match this happened in and post them to my Apex blog. It was such a good match and I wanna get my muse for Apex back!
[Arc 1 | Part 1] Unwell
Celina looks at Brine with worry, feeling her brows furrowing.
Celina: "Brine, lean on me, okay? I know you're not feeling very strong right now."
Brine nodded, putting his weight against his wife to support himself.
Brine: "I... I hope this goes away soon. I feel horrible."
Celina: "I know, Brine. I'll help you get better, okay?"
[Hi, guys! As you could see in my previous posts, I'm using Minecraft screenshots for backgrounds! I think this is working out pretty well.
Anyways, we're gonna start our first little event/arc! :D Feel free to interact as we get further! Even if you don't have any OCs, you can send asks!]kinghelios33
I'm starting my first little arc over on my Minecraft blog! Looks like Brine isn't feeling too well! :0
I remember that there had been talks of a Codename: Kids Next Door reboot/revival which seems not to have gone through. I think it would be interesting to see a reboot, though, obviously with some changes to improve the show and reflect changes in the world since when it ended in 2008.kinghelios33
Oh! You reminded me of something!
After KND ended, there was actually talk about a reboot with with adult versions of the KND members in 2015! There was a video released as well and there was a whole page about it on the KND wiki here! The video and a bunch of info is all there.
The most interesting part of it is that there was a website made called rainbowmonkeys. It looks like an actual website for the rainbow monkeys, but when you click on it a couple of times, it turns into a database for the Galactic Kids Next Door with statuses of former KND members and KND villians! The text box you can type in is where you type the name of a character from the show! It doesn't care about capitlaization, but they need to be spelled right. For example, if you type in "Numbah 5," this is what I got:
I played around with it for a while when it first came out! I suggest trying it out if you remember KND! If you remember your KND terminology, you might find some interesting things here. :3c My favorite is the Delightful Children From Down The Lane.
I think they mostly made all this to try and get a reboot/spin off going, but it wasn't very successful from what I heard.
A Big World Out There
[I had said it over on my main blog here that I've been struggling a lot with backgrounds as of late in my Minecraft art. I had seen an old friend of mine do this, but I've decided to use Minecraft screenshots I take as backgrounds! :D
Here's something I did of Celina, Steve, and Brine as a test for it!
I wonder what Celina's talking about? :0c]kinghelios33
Here's what I did after I got a couple of replies to my musing earlier! I think it actually looks really nice!
🟩 I don't know why, but I'm tempted to just build some stuff in my Minecraft world and then start using screenshots as backgrounds. Drawing backgrounds has become somewhat of a sturggle for me, plus I mostly draw Minecraft. So I think it would take a lot of the sturggles out of drawing for me.
🟩 Any thoughts? I've seen people do it before, it would just be a bit of a pain to build everything. But if I can just sit down and do it, I don't think it would be too bad.kinghelios33
@beefox I think I shall!!! I've already started working on Celina, Brine, and Cenlar's castle, so it'll probably take me a few days to get that done. For now, I have some landscape shots to use to I have backgrounds to use while I work on it.
What's DeviantArt doing that's anti-artist?kinghelios33
I don't know if this is the full story, but here's what I could see.
Deviantart introduced a new Core system where basically you have to have Core and pay them if you want less fees and to be able to get earnings for your art if you sell it through Deviantart. With their normal Core, there's a 20% fee, and you have to pay more, and at the highest, you still have the pay a 10% fee for the Core Pro.
The Core Pro is $15 a month or $150 a year. Someone in this twitter thread also pointed out that you can't even get your earnings if you don't have core. And you also can't buy Core using dA points anymore.
If you ask me, the moment Wix bought Deviantart, everything went downhill.
And it's only getting worse.
🧸 I'm so conflicted because I found a website called Budsies where they can turn drawings and stuff into custom plushies and they can even do OCs, including video game OCs.
🧸 I want a custom plushie of my boy Brine so much, but I don't want to spend anymore money until I find a new job, and these plushies run $130 right now. I'm crying because I love Brine so much, a custom plushie of him that actually looks like him would be my dream come true. <3 <3 <3kinghelios33
💕 AHHHHHHHHHH 💕💕💕
💕 You don't have to do that, Bee! You're so sweet!
💕 I actually have made plushies in the past, so I decided to try and make one of him myself.
💕 Here's a picture of what I have so far!
💕 I just hope he comes out okay. ;w;